Literary Agents for Non-Fiction

Includes agents for self-help, sports, memoir, travel, popular science, politics, etc


If you've written a non-fiction manuscript, or if you've got an outline book proposal that's all cooked and ready to go, you'll want to find the literary agent who can help you take the next step to publication.

And the good news for you is that you've already taken the first essential step: you've landed on the pages of Agent Hunter, the UK's most comprehensive and easily searchable agent & publisher database. We've got details of every agent in the UK and Ireland who handles non-fiction. Indeed, it's even better than that, we've got specific lists of many major non-fiction genres and we recommend you jump straight to these if you fit:

Agents who represent memoir and biography

Agents who represent travel books

Agents for popular science

Agents who represent books on politics and current affairs

Agent who represent books on cookery, food and drink

We've put a sample of general non-fiction agents in the list below - but do note that these names represent just  tiny sample of our overall database. You will get the most from Agent Hunter if you create and refine your own searches.


The Agent Hunter database and how to use it

There are plenty of agents who handle non-fiction (indeed: they nearly all handle both fic and non-fic) and you won't want to approach them all. The best way to develop and refine your shortlist of likely targets is to go straight to our main search page and use the search tools on the left to make your selection.

You can select by genre (eg: "Travel") but you can also select by the agent's level of experience, appetite for new clients and very much more. Our database is completely comprehensive and it's really, really easy to create the searches you want.


How to get the most from Agent Hunter

The site is designed to give users a good feel for the data and functionality for free ... but the real riches of our site are available only to subscribers. Signing up is incredibly simple - you just go here and follow the instructions - and subscriptions start from just a few pounds.